December 26, 2007
MU tight end Martin Rucker greets fans outside of the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex on Wednesday morning. Tigers fans gathered to send off the football team for the Cotton Bowl, which will be played Jan. 1 in Dallas.
Charlene Colley from Mexico, Mo., returns a toy soldier on Wednesday at the Bass Pro Shop on Vandiver Drive in Columbia. She bought the toy as a Christmas gift but ended up not giving it away.
December 24, 2007
Several Christmas melodies and traditions date back hundreds of years.
December 23, 2007
A woman makes his way through downtown during a snow shower that passed through Columbia on Saturday night.
The snow that arrived in Columbia on Saturday forced some people to abandon their bicycles on the streets.
Bonnie Bennett, left, checks out Judy Hicks's, right, purchase on November 16. Judy and her husband have stopped in Nostalgiaville about five times.
An open sign points to the parking lot of Nostalgiaville in Kingdom City, MO. Ron Dunwoody, "Town Fool of Nostalgiaville" and wife, Judi, "Mayor of Nostalgiaville," have owned the store for about 12 years.
For the last three years, Betty Boop collectibles have been the number one selling category at Nostalgiaville.
An open sign points to the parking lot of Nostalgiaville in Kingdom City, Mo. Ron Dunwoody, "Town Fool of Nostalgiaville," and wife, Judi, "Mayor of Nostalgiaville," have owned the store for about 12 years. “I just love the fifities and sixities," Ron Dunwoody said. "They were a very real innocent time. I think I was very fortunate to have been born and raised in that time period.”
Dr. Henry Liu displays a new brick he has created by compressing fly ash from coal-fired power plants. The manufacturing process requires only 20 percent of the energy it would take to create a normal brick because the bricks do not have to be baked at a high temperature. The bricks were featured recently in TIME magazine as one of the best inventions of the year.
Henry Liu has developed a brick made solely from fly ash.
A woman walks in downtown Columbia in a snowstorm that hit the city on Saturday.
Some Columbians were forced to abandon their bicycles during a snowstorm that hit the city Saturday night.
Alejandro Tovar-Mendez's family celebrates Christmas in a mix of American and Mexican traditions.
James Lee, a Hong Kong-born resident, misses the city's colorful Christmas.
Shinya Yuge, a Japanese postdoctoral student, likes to spend Christmas with American families.
Jagat Lamsa, a Nepalese doctoral student, enjoys seeing the Christmas decorations in Columbia.
Alejandro Tovar-Mendez tells stories of holidays spent in Mexico.